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IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW, LOOK TO THE LIGHT

IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW, LOOK TO THE LIGHT

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” Psalm 23:4 (ESV). Loss is a common source of stress. You can lose your job, your health, your money, your reputation, or...

CHOSEN TO CHEER

CHOSEN TO CHEER

A young boy waited anxiously to hear what part he would have in his 2nd grade school play. The boy had told his mother that every child in the class would be given a special part, but she didn't want to overly encourage him. She knew he probably wouldn't get a...

THE BLAME GAME

THE BLAME GAME

Ever heard this old line, "The devil made me do it"? Such a phrase is often uttered when someone has obviously done something bad. But instead of taking the blame, they point an accusing finger at "the devil." It’s the Blame Game. And there's no better scapegoat than...

HEARING FROM GOD

HEARING FROM GOD

Fifteen times in the New Testament our Lord says, “He who has an ear let him hear.” That tells us three important things. First, we were born into God’s family with spiritual ears; second, we have to learn how to use them; third, hearing from God must become the...

THE POWER IS IN THE PERSON

THE POWER IS IN THE PERSON

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NASB) There is a foundational truth that every Christian has to come to...

GOD WILL MAKE A WAY

GOD WILL MAKE A WAY

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 Thousands of Christians in North America have heard one of Don Moen's praise songs which he wrote to affirm God's...

THE LAST WORD

THE LAST WORD

“He has risen from the dead.” Matthew 28:7 (NKJV) I enjoy reading unusual historical accounts, such as when Sir Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (aka the “Iron Duke”), was commanding the English Army and marched to put an end to Napoleon Bonaparte’s plan to...

UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE!

UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE!

“Because I live, you will live also” John 14:19 (NASB) Jesus was the only Man who ever made an appointment beyond the grave – and kept it! After His resurrection He had supper with them in Emmaus and breakfast in Galilee, and His promise to you is, “Because I live,...

THE WEEKEND THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

THE WEEKEND THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

"When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." Luke 23:33-34a (NASB) There was a weekend in...

JUDAS THE BETRAYER

JUDAS THE BETRAYER

“’What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?’ So they weighed our 30 pieces of silver for him” Matthew 26:15 (HCSB) As Passion Week unfolds the whole city of Jerusalem is in turmoil over this man called Jesus. Who is He? Where did He come from? How...